Class divide on how children are raised gets wider
The lives of children from rich and poor American families look more different than ever before.
Well-off families are ruled by calendars, with children enrolled in ballet, soccer and after-school programs, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. There are usually two parents, who spend a lot of time reading to children and worrying about their anxiety levels and hectic schedules.
In poor families, children tend to spend their time at home or with extended family, the survey found. Their parents worry about them getting shot, beaten up or in trouble with the law.